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. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pel >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of just one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry estimates economic losses from the storm at $50 billion. second only to hurricane katrina. more than three million homes and businesses are still without power as the nights grow colder. in parts of new york and new jersey, there's high anxiety as the gas gauge drops to empty and the lines go on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced b
. a squirrel in midair. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this will be an angst weekend. a hurricane from the caribbean and an arctic weather system from the west have started joining forces to create what could be a superstorm. hurricane sandy is about 400 miles south-southeast of charleston, south carolina, moving north. tropical storm watches and warnings are up from florida to north carolina. the surf is up already in south florida. landfall is expected early next week between virginia and southern new england. 64 million people are in harm's way. more than 40 have been killed in the caribbean. we have two reports tonight. first, meteorologist david bernard in miami, our cbs news hurricane consultant, and david, two questions: where and when? >> well, the latest, scott, is that sandy is a 75 mile per hour hurricane, as you mentioned, and it's slowed down its movement. let's look at this 5:00 advisory moving to the north at seven. i think that's just temporary as it looks like the hurricane will pick up the pace tonight and
from our entire cbs news team. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from lower manhattan. >> pelley: this is a special expanded edition. good evening. we're on the southern tip of manhattan, the area known as the battery, named for the battery of cannons erected here in the 17th century to defend the young city. but nothing could defend new york city from the wall of water that came crashing ashore in one of the biggest storms so far of the 21st century. hurricane sandy filled the tunnels here with floodwaters unlike anything the city has seen in decades. the storm brought misery to 14 states from north carolina to maine. at least 35 people in nine states have been killed. and more than seven million homes and businesses up and down the coast are without electricity tonight. officials say it could be days, if not weeks, before all the power is restored. close to one million people have been evacuated. more than 18,000 are living in shelters. downtown new york city, the financial capital of the world, was largely shut down for
grow short. millions spend another night in the dark but help is on the way. our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you extensive coverage of the long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting from long beach island, new jersey. >> pelley: good >> pelley: good evening. this barrier island on the new jersey shore is one of the areas hit hardest by hurricane sandy. in a moment, we'll show you what the storm did to this community and talk to some of the people who live here. they're facing a fourth day without power as the nights grow colder. but first, the number of people who lost their lives in this storm is now up to at least 87 in nine states. in new york city, firefighters and police went door to door oncking on residents. mayor michael bloomberg said the death toll in the city is up to 37 now. today, police recovered the bodies of two staten island children who were literally torn from their mother's arms and swept away on floodwaters monday. millions of people in 11 states from virgini
. >> we are here for you. >> pelley: our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you comprehensive coverage of the aftermath of sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from breezy point, new york. >> pelley: good evening. we've come here because no community has seen more destruction from hurricane sandy than this. this entire neighborhood, in the new york city borough of queens, 111 homes destroyed by fire the night the storm hit. we'll have more on this in just a moment, but first, let us give you the big picture on the aftermath of sandy. nearly six million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without electricity tonight. at least 68 deaths are blamed on the storm. insurance companies tell us that well over 34,000 homeowners have put in claims for damage or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challen
have declared states of emergency. let's get the latest now from cbs news hurricane consultant david bernard. david? >> good evening, anthony. a lot of trouble up and down the east coast tonight. sandy is basically not a drop cam system anymore, but the effects are all going to be the same. let's start with where the storm is right now and, again, we are looking at very strong waves occurring all across ptions of the jersey and also long island sound. notice just offshore we're seeing some of these wave heights still indicated near 45 feet, maybe higher. and even though the storm is here, anthony, it's still pushing a lot of water in from the east and southeast. in fact, i was looking at some of the tide gauges in just the last few moments and places like the battery and even further east along the long island south and south along the jersey shore, those tides are reaching their highest levels of the day as we are nearing high tide in the next couple of hours. >> mason: david, we've talked about the storm surge. how does it work? >> when we talk about storm surge, we're talking abou
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